World War II Veteran Receives Surprise Honoring

It's a presentation that has been in the making for nearly 11 months.

"A lot of the old guys were never honored or appreciated for what they've done and I thought it was time that we start showing some respect for the veterans," Ken Roberts said.

After months of organizing, Roberts was able to put together a presentation of World War II medals for his father, Roger.

"He was a cook," Roberts said. "He cooked for a whole outfit; 182 men. In the battlefield. Quite a feat for 1943."

Some of the medals the 97-year old veteran received included marksmanship and good conduct while in service. Other veterans were present for the occasion. For Roger, all of this was a pleasant surprise.

"I've never had a medal before," Roger Roberts said. "It's surprising to get something like that. Makes you feel pretty good."

But all of this goes beyond honoring one person.

"It's not about one man, it's about the veterans," Ken Roberts said. "Just think of what the whole bunch accomplished together. Without veterans we wouldn't have what we have today. We're pretty proud of him for what he went through, what he's done, and the life he's had."


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